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Interior Ministry Removes Imran-Era Cabinet Members from ECL List

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The Interior Ministry took a significant step on Monday by removing the names of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) era cabinet members from the Exit Control List (ECL).

According to the sources, it has been reported that the names of key figures such as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur were also withdrawn from the ECL.

Among those whose names were removed from the ECL are Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Murad Saeed, Pervez Khattak, and Shafqat Mahmood.

Additionally, sources familiar with the matter claimed that names like Farogh Naseem, Shireen Mazari, Ijaz Shah, Ali Zaidi, Khusro Bakhtiar, and Azam Swati were also included in the list of individuals whose names were removed from the ECL.

Prominent PTI leaders, including Asad Umar, Umar Ayub, Mehboob Sultan, and Fawad Chaudhry, saw their names being lifted from the ECL as well. These actions signal a significant development in the country’s political landscape.

It’s worth noting that the inclusion of former federal cabinet members’ names in the ECL was reportedly based on recommendations from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

However, with the Interior Ministry’s decision, these individuals are now cleared from any travel restrictions imposed by the ECL.

While the names of PTI founders such as Bashira Bibi, Farah Gogi, and Zulfi Bukhari will reportedly remain on the ECL, the removal of several prominent PTI figures suggests a shift in governmental policies regarding travel restrictions.

The decision to withdraw the names of PTI cabinet members from the ECL was reportedly approved by the Federal Cabinet approximately two weeks ago.

This move reflects ongoing changes within the government’s approach to handling travel restrictions and signifies a step towards resolving any legal or administrative issues surrounding the individuals concerned.

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